Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Is The Bible True?

Is The Bible True?
Ask Abraham

Four thousand years ago, God promised the Abraham of the Bible that He would make his name great (Genesis 12 verse 2). Abraham was never a king, president, inventor, or world conqueror.

Nevertheless, after four thousand years, there are more books in the world written about that same Abraham than any other human in the history of the world! God kept His Word to Abraham. Neither Abraham's life nor death nor anything any other human being has done in the history of the world could keep God from fulfilling His Word.

The fact that Abraham was a real historical person and that what the Bible said about him is true is confirmed by history today after four thousand years!

Wouldn't you like to commit your future and eternity to a God who keeps His Word no matter what happens in your life or in this world?

The Word of God is true. The Bible is reliable.

Is The Bible True?
Ask Abraham again

Abraham and his wife Sarah were not able to have children. But God promised Abraham that God was going to multiply his seed (children, grand children, and etc.) to be as the stars, innumerable!

After four thousand years, there are approximately two hundred million people in the world today that are direct descendants of Abraham (Jews and Arabs)! A Bible generation is forty years: since Abraham, there has been one hundred generations totaling four thousand years.

If there are two hundred million in the one hundredth generation since Abraham, how many were there in the ninety-ninth, ninety-eighth, and all the way back to the first generation? Imagine, even though Abraham and Sarah were incapable of having children for most of their lives, nevertheless, Abraham fathered Ishmael (father of all Arab nations) and Isaac (through who the Jews came) and several children with his second wife, Keturah. In spite of wars, plagues, and other catastrophes God has kept his Word! Even after four thousand years God is still keeping His Word!

The Word of God is true. The Bible is reliable

Is the Bible Reliable

In 1861 the French Academy of Science published a brochure of 51 "scientific facts" which contradicted the Bible. These were used by atheists of the day to ridicule Christians.

Today, modern day science proves that the Bible was correct scientifically on all 51 facts, while science was wrong on all 51 "scientific facts"! How tragic that people trusted their eternal soul to a man's misconceived "truth"!

There are "outdated" science books that are barely to the printing press while tens of thousands of science books are no longer relevant. While science has been changing the Bible has not changed, and is still correct scientifically! Some Bible examples are: The earth is round (Isaiah 40:22) written 220 years before Columbus.

The earth is suspended in space (The Book of Job 26:7) told us thirty five hundred years ago. Science did not know this until Sir Isaac Newton in 1687 A.D. The famous astronomer, Ptolemy, declared dogmatically that the number of stars to be exactly 1056!

But the Bible states that the stars are innumerable (Genesis 15:5) written nearly 4000 years ago! These are just a few hundreds of scientific facts that the Bible simply states, not as science, but that God uses His Word to His people!

The Bible is still true. Trust your soul to truth that does not change. The Bible is reliable.

Is Jesus Christ really the LORD?
Ask the blasphemers

The Bible says; "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy GOD in vain." When men get angry, mad, or shocked, what name out of all the people who ever lived do they blaspheme? Do they ever say "Oh Buddha, oh Confucius, or oh Muhammad"?

Does a person who professes to believe in evolution say "oh, Darwin"? No, because blasphemy is against the name of the LORD thou GOD! The Bible says in Romans 10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD Jesus Christ....thou shalt be saved."

Think of it, after 2000 years since He walked on this earth, there is still only one name man blasphemes, and that name being the person who healed the sick, raised the dead, then died on the cross for our sins, and rose from the dead Himself!

Why of all people would man curse the only name that can save their soul? Does man get angry and say "oh, Hitler"? Why not curse his name instead? Hitler did a heinous crime against God and mankind, while, Jesus lived a sinless life and sacrificed Himself for our sins. "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy GOD in vain."

The Bible is true, JESUS CHRIST is LORD!

Is the Bible true? Ask Christopher Columbus

In a written statement from Columbus' own hand, Columbus testified that it was from reading in the Bible in the book of Isaiah that he discovered that the world is round. That was what inspired Columbus to try to sail from Spain crossing the ocean westward. People thought that he was crazy, because the entire world at the time "knew" that the world is flat. Thank God that he believed the Bible over the common opinion of the day or we would not be in this great country today!
Columbus did not have a space shot to look back on the earth to see that it is round. Science and other religions taught that the earth is flat. Humanly speaking, it seems as though if we are living on this side of the earth and the world is round, why don't those living on the other side of the world fall off? Certainly today we understand about gravity, but 500 years ago?
God knew that the world is round and He wrote in a book, The Bible! If you want to know where you are going when you die, before you get there, you can find that out also in the Bible.

The Bible is true. God's Word is trustworthy.

Is the Bible true?
Ask Daniel
Daniel taught (in Daniel 12:4) that in the end times, both travel and knowledge would be greatly increased. Up to one hundred years ago, for the total history of the world man never went faster than 40 miles an hour. In the last century man has gone from 40 miles an hour to 25,000 miles an hour. A space shuttle has crossed the United States from the east coast to the west coast in only eight minutes!
Today, vacationers travel all over the country and even the world in a few short days. Daniel also spoke of a great increase in knowledge. Scientists tell us that since 1950, every 2 years the knowledge of the world doubles!
Daniel was right about travel and knowledge because God used Daniel to tell us these truths. So according to God, are we in the "end times"? Daniel wrote these "signs" 2500 years ago!
The Word of God is true. The Bible is reliable, not for time alone, but eternity!
Does science, medicine or technology disprove the Bible?
No, but rather they prove the Bible. There would not be any science, medicine, or technology if there were not unchanging physical laws! "Science" means the systematized study of physical laws. When science leaves observation of laws to speculate, it ceases to be science and becomes philosophy!
The reason we are able to do more today in the fields of medicine and technology is because we are learning more about the laws that are not "evolving" but rather are unchanging! There are literally millions of physical laws that govern every aspect of creation.
Whether it is an atom, molecule, or the farthest star away, laws govern their existence. The more we understand God's physical laws the more we can use them for the betterment of humanity. But if we violate God's physical laws we do so to our own detriment (i.e. gravity, centrifugal force, dietary laws, aviation, etc.). The fields of medicine and technology have just observed God's laws and have tried to harness them for the betterment of society.
If there are laws, there must be a lawgiver. The same lawgiver that made "unchanging" physical laws for the good of the human race also gave spiritual laws. Isn't it amazing that while we have found the Lawgiver's physical laws something to be pursued for the benefit for the human race, we have cast off His Spiritual Laws.
If you know you have broken God's Spiritual Laws, Christ came to bring you back into a right relationship with your creator. "For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved" John 3:17.
If there are laws, there is a Lawgiver. If there is a creation, there is a Creator.
No, Science has not disproved God.
Is The Bible Just a
"Pie in the Sky"?
Some people believe that the Christian life is to live a miserable existence in this world waiting for what they call "pie in the sky". They say this because they are ignorant of the nature and plan of God.
Christ came that we might have life (eternal) and life more abundantly (John 10:10). A life with God in this world is a stress free, condemnation free life with joy. The Creator has given us His Wisdom in the Bible for the good of His people! For example, for marriage to be as great as God designed it to be, you must know how He designed marriage to work. Just being a Christian does not guarantee you that you will have a good marriage.
But as a Christian who learns God's wisdom and will follow God's plan for marriage, marriage and child raising can be an incredible joy. God's Wisdom can enable you to love victoriously in this world by breaking the addictions that ruin relationships and keep you from the priorities of a successful life!
In order for you to know that the Bible is not just "pie in the sky", God has given us thousands of fulfilled prophecies in the Bible to show us that He knows the end from the beginning. The Bible is correct prophetically, scientifically, medically, archaeologically, historically, in its indestructibility, unity, and its life changing ability.
Yes, the Bible tells you how to go to heaven. But, it also tells you how to live successfully in the "nasty here and now."
The Bible is true. God's Word is Reliable for time and eternity!
Why is Jesus Christ
the Most Unique
Person that ever lived
on the Earth?
First of all, Jesus is the center of the most unique book written in history. There are more Bibles in print than any other book in the history of the world. The Bible has more fulfilled prophecy than all the other religious books in the whole world.
There is more prophecy on the person of Jesus Christ fulfilled than on any other person in the history of the world! Jesus fulfilled over three-hundred prophecies that were written over five-hundred years before He came into the world.
Secondly, He is unique in the sense that He was more that just a man or prophet. Isaiah prophesied the Messiah (Christ) would be "...a child born.. A son given... and He shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God." Christ was not a man who became God, but God who became man to save man from his sins.
In Genesis 3, He is the seed of the woman (the rest of humanity is conceived by the seed of man). Isaiah said He would be born of a virgin. Micah said He would be born in Bethlehem. God's Word said He would be the only sinless person to ever live. That He would open the eyes of the blind, cleanse the lepers, make the lame leap like an hart and raise the dead! Ultimately, He was going to die for the sins of the world and rise from the dead three days later.
Finally, because the whole human race has sinned against God (broke the Ten Commandments), every person who has ever lived needs a savior. Therefore, the whole world needs this Jesus Christ of scripture!
Have you trusted this totally unique person Jesus Christ as your savior? He can do for you what neither you or any other person who ever walked on the earth can do for you.
The Bible is true. God's Word is reliable.
Do Atheists prove that there is no God?
No, atheists (people who do not believe God exists) do no disprove God, but rather prove that the Bible is true! The Bible says that because man has sinned, man is "dead to God". If you are talking in a mortuary, everyone hears you talking except those who are dead. Just because the dead person does not know that anyone is in the room, or does not mean that nobody is in the room, but simply that that person is dead. Atheists only prove that they are dead to God!
Because man is dead spiritually, until he is born again, he usually worships sensually. He wants to worship something that he can see. He makes for himself images (forbidden by God, the second commandment). Perhaps a golden calf, an image of Jesus or some idol gives man the feeling that he is really worshipping. Only when you are alive to God can you worship in "spirit and in truth."
Dead people cannot comprehend how God can save man without man’s good works. Ephesians 2:8,9 says; "For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." First, they cannot understand God's unconditional love. And secondly, they cannot understand how God comes into the life of a person who truly believes the Christ of scripture and totally revolutionizes their life. Only a living person, spiritually, really knows!
Are you spiritually alive or dead? God certainly is not dead, He is not even sick. In spite of the atheists' efforts, God is still true!
by: Rick Wilder


Julie's Jewels said...

Amen and amen!! I believe you might just get some feedback on this one. What is it with people anyway...anytime someone does a post on the Bible or some other subject that people love to debate about they come out of the woodwork? Now watch no one come and start anything. But every time I see a post about this there is someone who wants to get something started or stirred up.

Cindy said...

This is such an awesome post. I actually did not know about Columbus and discovering the world was round by reading Isaiah. that is way cool. Great post boys!

Maranatha said...

This was excellent!!! You've done a lot of homework on this one! You can't argue with Scripture! :-) Good job!